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Saturday, October 22, 2005

petition

everyone knows about the iipm controversy. this post is to point everyone to the following petition (courtesy Arka).

i'm copying verbatim the appeal on arka's blog

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The purpose of this petition is to express solidarity with the bloggers who have suffered threats and abuse at the hands of IIPM and also to draw attention to the original issues at the heart of the JAM story on IIPM.

If you believe that journalists and the media should be free to inform the public of false advertisements, which directly or indirectly affects their lives;

If you believe education should not be reduced to a marketable commodity;

If you believe that blogging is a powerful supplement to traditional media;

If you believe that bloggers should be entitled to individual opinions as also their own online space for airing and discussing these opinions;

If you believe in standing up for your rights; as an active member of society, as a blogger, as a citizen with the right to know

Please show your support to this cause, by going to the following website, and adding your signature. Also, if you're a blogger, please carry this article on your blog. Thirdly, do pass this e-mail around to all your contacts.

The bloggers of bangalore are also going to stage a silent, sit-in demonstration on Monday, the 24th of October, in front of IIPM, Bangalore, to express their support to this cause. If you think the right to express our opinions is one of our fundamental, inalienable rights, do inform as many people as you can about this proposed demonstration.

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the bloggers of bangalore have my full support. we shall not be moved.

7 Comments:

  • At 12:29 AM, Blogger √úbermaniam said…

    Nice name. Can't say much about the posts. Maybe we should give you more time. Wot?

     
  • At 2:37 PM, Blogger www.gypsynan.blogspot.com said…

    Hey Vish!

    Good post. Will petition virtually but a bloggers demonstration???isn't that a bit too real world for comfort??? Blogging is all bout lurking in cyber space, no? Well for lil ole me , it is. Plus there will be maara piti considering how high emotions are.... yay!

     
  • At 4:51 AM, Blogger Sleepyface said…

    hey. have just tagged u. yes. its the sweet revenge. ;)

     
  • At 7:30 PM, Blogger www.gypsynan.blogspot.com said…

    Linked you!

     
  • At 7:04 AM, Blogger the still dancer said…

    blog!!!

     
  • At 2:03 PM, Blogger Rimi said…

    are you, or are you not, a blogger? *glares*

     
  • At 9:21 PM, Blogger Shobhik said…

    hmmm... do you still exist?

    Nice to see other people taking up the cause! Never seen this particular petition before though.
    :)

     

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